Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The boat:

"Shadowside" is an Allied Mistress MKIII. She is 42 ft overall, 30 ft at the waterline, a 12 ft beam, a 4.5 ft draft and displaces 20,800 lb. She has been well maintained and re-rigged down to and including the chainplates. The sails and the six-person liferaft are new.

"Shadowside" will not be the fastest boat in the race, but she is stable and sea-kindly. Our challenge will be to sail her well and keep her moving in the right direction.  She has been weighed and measured for a CPHRF Rating.